Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sneak Peek!

Look for babies and baby shower, mother's day, and "my favorite things" to come in my SHOP very soon! I've got alot of ideas brewing, and I can't wait to share them! ;)

In the mean time... I hope you've entered to win free handmade cards from EtsyGreetings! Visit the ETSYGREETINGS BLOG to learn more and enter the contest! (Exciting! I hope you win!) :D

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I Bought Art! ;)

I was so happy when this print came in the mail this week! It is so pretty... Its actually a print on a greeting card, and I framed it. We've lived in this house for two years now, and have yet to hang anything on the walls. How sad is that :( I hope to find more artwork (that is not my own!) to hang up around here... The place needs some color!

This work is by artist Andrew Daniel. You can find his work at: ArtofAndrewDaniel.etsy.com This one is titled: "Astral Flower" His works are full of life and color... I love them! :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

EtsyGreetings Blog Feature Day! :)

Today was my turn again, for the EtsyGreetings blog featured artist of the day!


Also... EtsyGreetings is about to celebrate its One Year Anniversary! I wish I was there in the beginning... but, I'm happy to be a part of such a talented group of serious card-makers now! There will be prize give-aways and a scavenger hunt! Check out the EtsyGreetings blog for upcoming event details:


Fun!!! I hope you play and win! I know the prizes are going to be fantastic... but, that's all I'll say ;)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Oooh! I'm in an Etsy Treasury!! :D

An Etsy Treasury is a collection of items picked by another seller at Etsy.com... I am honored to see my card among the other beautiful choices!! Thank you cardwear!! (check out her shop! She has cute cards too...)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Little Cuties...

bird head girl: image size 3" x 3", paper size 4" x 6"
cupcake head girl: image size 4" x 6", paper size 5" x 10"

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My Favorite Time...

... is right now :)
I go through these periods of zero ideas and inspiration, and then suddenly I'm flooded! It really is one of my favorite times... now, all I actually need is time to work on it all ;)

(These are the paintings hanging in my son's room... smiling sun and moon in watercolor.)

(Last night's 3am venture....)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Good Morning, Sunshine...

(Approx. 3.5" x 4" and taken in poor lighting. :p)

Look for more cards and wall art featuring these cute little kids... coming soon! I have wanted to try making wall art since my son was born. I made two paintings that hang in his room... When he finally wakes up today, I'll snap a photo. ;)

Something Old Is Something New...

I am always trying to think of new things to work on... I love it when friends and family come at me with ideas, because it always sparks something new for me. Some of you may recognize my new projects... Sort of my signature little people that I started drawing as far back as I can remember. I forgot how fun it was to bring them to life!

I hope you like them too... they will be making an appearance soon...

Here are my first sketches from tonight (they are rough, and in pencil, so I hope you can see them well enough...)

Monday, January 7, 2008

New Year, New Ideas

Sometimes I feel like I'm out of ideas... and then it will hit me. I'll go on a "creating spree" and whip out five new cards all at once! I love when that happens :D
Look for Valentine, love themed, and Mother's Day all heading to MY SHOP within the next few days!

ALSO NEW: Take my poll! I am looking for your input!

I have been thinking recently about my website, and my online shop at ETSY. Etsy is a fantastic way for craft sellers to join the world of technology and share their items with the world. It is not without flaws, however, and one thing I would love to see is a way to be notified when my favorite sellers add new items to their shops. As it stands now, I just go to each of the shops and search through them constantly!

I am looking into the possiblities of opening a second shop within my own website, and also generating a mailing list for the purposes of notifying customers when I list new items, or if I am having a sale.

Anyway, take a second to answer my poll... and I would love to hear your thoughts on all of this ;)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Move Over Winter...

Time to put away the Christmas trees, and look forward to Spring! I'm thinking about Valentines and Springtime happiness in my work now. I've had enough of snowmen until next year ;)